Category Archives: Stamps

Through the American Colony Lens: GRAF ZEPPELIN OVER JERUSALEM

The view here is looking eastward across the Old City, the vantage point a rooftop, or perhaps the city wall, in the Christian Quarter. The large gray dome (bottom) is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; beyond that the distinctive … Continue reading

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The Historic Valley Railway featured on a new Israeli stamp

This post began with a tiny postage stamp  — and then began to grow, finally encompassing bits of biblical history, the roll-out of a new interpretive center, and a major rail infrastructure project just getting underway here in Israel — plus links to … Continue reading

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The Man Who Wanted to Blow Up the Dome of the Rock

He was surely not the first man to harbor such a thought, nor will he be the last. (Did you ever wonder why there’s such tight Israeli security for all non-Muslim visitors, Jewish or otherwise, ascending to the Haram al-Sharif/ Temple Mount … Continue reading

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Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

The Israel Post has just issued a dandy new series of stamps highlighting the often nature-defying monumental architecture of Herod the Great. In fact, the release date is listed here as TOMORROW, 07 FEB 2011! The same site lists the stamps’ designers … Continue reading

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